Physical Activity


What Works in Schools and Colleges to Increase Physical Activity?


A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners 2015.


This briefing sets out the emerging evidence of an association between being physical activity and its links to academic attainment and emotional wellbeing. It also provides an overview from the evidence about what works in schools and colleges to increase levels of physical activity among children and young people. It aims to inspire the reader through practice examples. It also highlights links to Ofsted inspection criteria and signposts to useful sources of support.


What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?



Change4Life aims to help families improve their diet and increase their levels of exercise. They also produce guidance and activities that schools can use to promote children staying active during school holidays on their specially designed School Zone pages.